2017 Publications


  1. Koyle MA, Koyle LCC, Baker GRQuality improvement and patient safety: Reality and responsibility from Codman to today. J Pediatr Urol. 2017 Aug 3. pii: S1477-5131(17)30294-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jpurol.2017.07.004.
  2. Kirst M, Im J, Burns T, Baker GR, Goldhar J, O'Campo P, Wojtak A, Wodchis WP. What works in implementation of integrated care programs for older adults with complex needs? A realist review. Int J Qual Health Care. 2017 Oct 1;29(5):612-624. doi: 10.1093/intqhc/mzx095.
  3. Baker M, Bell CM, Xiong W, Etchells E, Rossos PG, Shojania KG, Lane K, Tripp T, Lam M, Tiwana K, Leong D, Wong G, Huh JH, Musing E, Fernandes O.Do Combined Pharmacist and Prescriber Efforts on Medication Reconciliation Reduce Postdischarge Patient Emergency Department Visits and Hospital Readmissions?J Hosp Med. 2017 Oct 4:E1-E6. doi: 10.12788/jhm.2857
  4. Etchells E, Woodcock T. Value of small sample sizes in rapid-cycle quality improvement projects 2: assessing fidelity of implementation for improvement interventions. BMJ Qual Saf. 2017 Nov 2. pii: bmjqs-2017-006963. doi: 10.1136/bmjqs-2017-006963.
  5. Wong BM, Goldman J, Goguen JM, Base C, Rotteau L, Van Melle E, Kuper A, Shojania KG. Faculty-Resident "Co-learning": A Longitudinal Exploration of an Innovative Model for Faculty Development in Quality Improvement. Acad Med. 2017 Aug;92(8):1151-1159. doi: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000001505.
  6. Wajchendler A, Anderson P, MD, Koyle MA, MD, MSc. The transition process of spina bifida patients to adult-centred care:An assessment of the Canadian urology landscape. Can Urol Assoc J 2017;11(1-2Suppl1):S88-91.
  7. Koyle MA, AlQarni N, Odeh R, Butt H, Alkahtani MM, Konstant L, Pendergast L, Koyle L CC,Baker GR. Reduction and standardization of surgical instruments in pediatric inguinal hernia repair. Journal of Pediatric Urology (2017) xx, 1e5. 
  8. Firdouse M, Wajchendler A, Koyle MA ,Fecteau A. Checklist to improve informed consent process in pediatric surgery: A pilot study. Journal of Pediatric Surgery 52 (2017) 859–863.
  9. O’Kelly F, Nason G.J., Manecksha R.P., Cascio S ,Quinn F.J., Leonard M, Koyle MA,Farhat W ,Leveridge M.J. The effect of social media (#SoMe) on journal impact factor and parental awareness in pediatric urology. Journal of Pediatric Urology (2017) xx, 1.e1e1.e7.
  10. Gagliardi AR, Takata J, Ducey A, Lehoux P, Ross S, Trbovich PL, Easty A, Bell CM, Urbach DR.MEDICAL DEVICE RECALLS IN CANADA FROM 2005 TO 2015.  2017 Sep 18:1-7. doi: 10.1017/S0266462317000824
  11. Silver SA, Bell CM, Chertow GM, Shah PS, Shojania K, Wald R, Harel Z. Effectiveness of Quality Improvement Strategies for the Management of CKD: A Meta-Analysis. 2017 Sep 6. pii: CJN.02490317. doi: 10.2215/CJN.02490317.
  12. Bhatia RS, Ivers NM, Yin XC, Myers D, Nesbitt GC, Edwards J, Yared K, Wadhera RK, Wu JC, Kithcart AP, Wong BM, Hansen MS, Weinerman AS, Shadowitz S, Elman D, Farkouh ME, Thavendiranathan P, Udell JA, Johri AM, Chow CM, Hall J, Bouck Z, Cohen A, Thorpe KE, Rakowski H, Picard MH, Weiner RB. Improving the Appropriate Use of Transthoracic Echocardiography: The Echo WISELY Trial. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2017 Aug 29;70(9):1135-1144. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2017.06.065
  13. Lin YL, Guerguerian AM, Tomasi J, Laussen P, Trbovich P. "Usability of data integration and visualization software for multidisciplinary pediatric intensive care: a human factors approach to assessing technology". 2017 Aug 14;17(1):122. doi: 10.1186/s12911-017-0520-7
  14. Gagliardi AR, Ducey A, Lehoux P, Turgeon T, Ross S, Trvovich P, Easty A, Bell C, Urbach D. Factors influencing the reporting of adverse medical device events: qualitative interviews with physicians about higher risk implantable devices. BMJ Qual Saf. 2017 Aug 2. pii: bmjqs-2017-006481
  15. Wong BM, Ginsburg S.Speaking up against unsafe unprofessional behaviours: the difficulty in knowing when and how. BMJ Qual Saf. 2017 Jul 22. pii: bmjqs-2017-006792. doi: 10.1136/bmjqs-2017-006792
  16. Guan Q, Khuu W, Spithoff S, Kiran T, Kahan M, Tadrous M, Martins D, Leece P, Gomes T. Patterns of physician prescribing for opioid maintenance treatment in Ontario, Canada in 2014. 2017 Aug 1;177:315-321. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2017.05.002. Epub 2017 Jul 19.
  17. Lo AX, Biese K, Carpenter CR.Defining Quality and Outcome in Geriatric Emergency Care. Ann Emerg Med. 2017 Jul;70(1):107-109.
  18. Jeffs L, McShane J, Indar A, Maione M. Using Local Data to Improve Care and Collaborative Practice: Insights from a Qualitative Study.J Nurs Care Qual. 2017 Jun 23. doi: 10.1097/NCQ.0000000000000274.
  19. Chow SL, Shojania KG."Rheum to Improve": Quality Improvement in Outpatient Rheumatology. J Rheumatol. 2017 Sep;44(9):1304-1310. doi: 10.3899/jrheum.161053. Epub 2017 Jul 1.
  20. Guan Q, Khuu W, Spithoff S, Kiran T, Kahan M, Tadrous M, Martins D, Leece P, Gomes T.
  21. Daneman N, Campitelli MA, Giannakeas V, Morris AM, Bell CM, Maxwell CJ, Jeffs L, Austin PC, Bronskill SE. Influences on the start, selection and duration of treatment with antibiotics in long-term care facilities. CMAJ. 2017 Jun 26;189(25):E851-E860.
  22. Kiran T, Glazier RH, Moineddin R, Gu S, Wilton AS, Paszat L. The impact of a population-based screening program on income and immigration-related disparities in colorectal cancer screening. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2017 Jun 16. pii: cebp.0301.2017.
  23. Kurdyak P, Vigod S, Duchen R, Jacob B, Stukel T, Kiran T. Diabetes quality of care and outcomes: Comparison of individuals with and without schizophrenia. Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 2017 May;46:7-13.
  24. Evans JM, Brown A, Baker GR. Organizational knowledge and capabilities in healthcare: Deconstructing and integrating diverse perspectives. SAGE Open Med. 2017 Jun 6;5:2050312117712655.
  25. Leis JA. Advancing infection prevention and antimicrobial stewardship through improvement science. BMJ Qual Saf. 2017 Jun 14. pii: bmjqs-2017-006793.
  26. Sears NA, Blais R, Spinks M, Paré M, Baker GR. Associations between patient factors and adverse events in the home care setting: a secondary data analysis of two canadian adverse event studies. BMC Health Serv Res. 2017 Jun 12;17(1):400.
  27. Leis JA, Palmay L, Ho G, Raybardhan S, Gill S, Kan T, Campbell J, Kiss A, McCready JB, Das P, Minnema B, Powis JE, Walker SAN, Ferguson H, Wong B, Weber E. Point-of-care Beta-lactam Allergy Skin Testing by Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs: A Pragmatic Multicenter Prospective Evaluation. Clin Infect Dis. 2017 Jun 1.
  28. Moayedi Y, Schofield T, Etchells E, Silver SA, Kobulnik J, McQuillan R, Bell C, Linghorne M, Ross HJ. Closing the Care Gap: A Primer on Quality Improvement for Heart Failure Clinicians. Circ Heart Fail. 2017 May;10(5). pii: e003722.
  29. Brydges R, Stroud L, Wong BM, Holmboe ES, Imrie K, Hatala R. Core Competencies or a Competent Core? A Scoping Review and Realist Synthesis of Invasive Bedside Procedural Skills Training in Internal Medicine. Acad Med. 2017 May 9.
  30. Bai AD, Agarwal A, Steinberg M, Showler A, Burry L, Tomlinson GA, Bell CM, Morris AM. Clinical predictors and clinical prediction rules to estimate initial patient risk for infective endocarditis in Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Clin Microbiol Infect. 2017 May 6. pii: S1198-743X(17)30236-7.
  31. Jeffs L, Jain AK, Man RH, Onabajo N, Desveaux L, Shaw J, Hensel J, Agarwal P, Saragosa M, Jamieson T, Wong I, Maione M, Bhatia RS. Exploring the utility and scalability of a telehomecare intervention for patients with chronic kidney disease undergoing peritoneal dialysis-a study protocol. BMC Nephrol. 2017 May 10;18(1):155.
  32. Abuzeid W, Abunassar J, Leis JA, Tang V, Wong B, Ko DT, Wijeysundera HC. Radiation safety in the cardiac catheterization lab: A time series quality improvement initiative. Cardiovasc Revasc Med. 2017 Apr 22.
  33. Bai AD, Steinberg M, Showler A, Burry L, Bhatia RS, Tomlinson GA, Bell CM, Morris AM. Diagnostic Accuracy of Transthoracic Echocardiography for Infective Endocarditis Findings Using Transesophageal Echocardiography as the Reference Standard: A Meta-Analysis. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2017 May 5.
  34. Feldman J, Davie S, Kiran T. Measuring and improving cervical, breast, and colorectal cancer screening rates in a multi-site urban practice in Toronto, Canada. BMJ Qual Improv Rep. 2017 Apr 27;6(1).
  35. Stagg A, Lutz H, Kirpalaney S, Matelski JJ, Kaufman A, Leis J, McCready J, Powis J. Impact of two-step urine culture ordering in the emergency department: a time series analysis. BMJ Qual Saf. 2017 May 3
  36. Pek EA, Remfry A, Pendrith C, Fan-Lun C, Bhatia RS, Soong C. High Prevalence of Inappropriate Benzodiazepine and Sedative Hypnotic Prescriptions among Hospitalized Older Adults. J Hosp Med. 2017 May;12(5):310-316.
  37. Gagliardi AR, Lehoux P, Ducey A, Easty A, Ross S, Bell CM, Trbovich P, Takata J, Urbach DR. Factors constraining patient engagement in implantable medical device discussions and decisions: interviews with physicians. Int J Qual Health Care. 2017 Apr 1;29(2):276-282.
  38. Coffey M, Huang L. A single-centre hospital-wide handoff standardisation report: what is so special about that? BMJ Qual Saf. 2017 Apr 21.
  39. McIntyre C, McQuillan R, Bell C, Battistella M. Targeted Deprescribing in an Outpatient Hemodialysis Unit: A Quality Improvement Study to Decrease Polypharmacy. Am J Kidney Dis. 2017 Apr 14.
  40. Gilmour JA, Weisman A, Orlov S, Goldberg RJ, Goldberg A, Baranek H, Mukerji G. Promoting resource stewardship: Reducing inappropriate free thyroid hormone testing. J Eval Clin Pract. 2017 Mar 14.
  41. Mascarenhas A, Moore JE, Tricco AC, Hamid J, Daly C, Bain J, Jassemi S, Kiran T, Baxter N, Straus SE. Perceptions and experiences of a gender gap at a Canadian research institute and potential strategies to mitigate this gap: a sequential mixed-methods study. CMAJ Open. 2017 Feb 23;5(1):E144-E151.
  42. Matlow JN, Bronskill SE, Gruneir A, Bell CM, Stall NM, Herrmann N, Seitz DP, Gill SS, Austin PC, Fischer HD, Fung K, Wu W, Rochon PA. Use of Medications of Questionable Benefit at the End of Life in Nursing Home Residents with Advanced Dementia. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2017 Mar 29.
  43. Gagliardi AR, Lehoux P, Ducey A, Easty A, Ross S, Bell C, Trbovich P, Urbach DR. "We can't get along without each other": Qualitative interviews with physicians about device industry representatives, conflict of interest and patient safety. PLoS One. 2017 Mar 30;12(3):e0174934.
  44. Sharma A, Lo V, Lapointe-Shaw L, Soong C, Wu PE, Wu RC. A time-motion study of residents and medical students performing patient discharges from general internal medicine wards: a disjointed, interrupted process. Intern Emerg Med. 2017 Mar 27.
  45. Chan E, Hemmelgarn B, Klarenbach S, Manns B, Mustafa R, Nesrallah G, McQuillan R. Choosing Wisely: The Canadian Society of Nephrology's List of 5 Items Physicians and Patients Should Question. Can J Kidney Health Dis. 2017 Feb 28;4:2054358117695570.
  46. Wong BM, Coffey M, Nousiainen MT, Brydges R, McDonald-Blumer H, Atkinson A, Levinson W, Stroud L. Learning Through Experience: Influence of Formal and Informal Training on Medical Error Disclosure Skills in Residents. J Grad Med Educ. 2017 Feb;9(1):66-72.
  47. Regan S, Wong C, Laschinger HK, Cummings G, Leiter M, MacPhee M, Rhéaume A, Ritchie JA, Wolff AC, Jeffs L, Young-Ritchie C, Grinspun D, Gurnham ME, Foster B, Huckstep S, Ruffolo M, Shamian J, Burkoski V, Wood K, Read E. Starting Out: qualitative perspectives of new graduate nurses and nurse leaders on transition to practice. J Nurs Manag. 2017 Feb 27.
  48. Khan A, Coffey M, Litterer KP, Baird JD, Furtak SL, Garcia BM, Ashland MA, Calaman S, Kuzma NC, O'Toole JK, Patel A, Rosenbluth G, Destino LA, Everhart JL, Good BP, Hepps JH, Dalal AK, Lipsitz SR, Yoon CS, Zigmont KR, Srivastava R, Starmer AJ, Sectish TC, Spector ND, West DC, Landrigan CP; and the Patient and Family Centered I-PASS Study Group., Allair BK, Alminde C, Alvarado-Little W, Atsatt M, Aylor ME, Bale JF Jr, Balmer D, Barton KT, Beck C, Bismilla Z, Blankenberg RL, Chandler D, Choudhary A, Christensen E, Coghlan-McDonald S, Cole FS, Corless E, Cray S, Da Silva R, Dahale D, Dreyer B, Growdon AS, Gubler L, Guiot A, Harris R, Haskell H, Kocolas I, Kruvand E, Lane MM, Langrish K, Ledford CJ, Lewis K, Lopreiato JO, Maloney CG, Mangan A, Markle P, Mendoza F, Micalizzi DA, Mittal V, Obermeyer M, O'Donnell KA, Ottolini M, Patel SJ, Pickler R, Rogers JE, Sanders LM, Sauder K, Shah SS, Sharma M, Simpkin A, Subramony A, Thompson ED Jr, Trueman L, Trujillo T, Turmelle MP, Warnick C, Welch C, White AJ, Wien MF, Winn AS, Wintch S, Wolf M, Yin HS, Yu CE. Families as Partners in Hospital Error and Adverse Event Surveillance. JAMA Pediatr. 2017 Feb 27.
  49. Trbovich P, Shojania KG. Root-cause analysis: swatting at mosquitoes versus draining the swamp. BMJ Qual Saf. 2017 Feb 21. 
  50. Mery G, Dobrow MJ, Baker GR, Im J, Brown A. Evaluating investment in quality improvement capacity building: a systematic review. BMJ Open. 2017 Feb 20;7(2):e012431.
  51. Jeffs L, Saragosa M, Law M, Kuluski K, Espin S, Parker H, Collins K. The Varying Roles of Nurses During Interfacility Care Transitions. J Nurs Care Qual. 2017 Feb 16.
  52. Gagliardi AR, Lehoux P, Ducey A, Easty A, Ross S, Bell CM, Trbovich P, Takata J, Urbach DR. Factors constraining patient engagement in implantable medical device discussions and decisions: interviews with physicians. Int J Qual Health Care. 2017 Feb 13:1-7.
  53. Okrainec K, Lau D, Abrams HB, Hahn-Goldberg S, Brahmbhatt R, Huynh T, Lam K, Bell CM. Impact of patient-centered discharge tools: A systematic review. J Hosp Med. 2017 Feb;12(2):110-117.
  54. Shojania KG, Dixon-Woods M. Estimating preventable hospital deaths: the authors reply. BMJ Qual Saf. 2017 Jan 30.
  55. Campbell RJ, El-Defrawy SR, Gill SS, Whitehead M, Campbell EL, Hooper PL, Bell CM, Ten Hove M. New Surgeon Outcomes and the Effectiveness of Surgical Training: A Population-Based Cohort Study. Ophthalmology. 2017 Jan 24.
  56. Sasangohar F, Donmez B, Easty AC, Trbovich PL. Effects of Nested Interruptions on Task Resumption. Hum Factors. 2017 Jan 1:18720816689513.
  57. Jeffs L, Kuluski K, Law M, Saragosa M, Espin S, Ferris E, Merkley J, Dusek B, Kastner M, Bell CM. Identifying Effective Nurse-Led Care Transition Interventions for Older Adults With Complex Needs Using a Structured Expert Panel. Worldviews Evid Based Nurs. 2017 Jan 10.
  58. Perl J, McArthur E, Bell C, Garg AX, Bargman JM, Chan CT, Harel S, Li L, Jain AK, Nash DM, Harel Z. Dialysis Modality and Readmission Following Hospital Discharge: A Population-Based Cohort Study. Am J Kidney Dis. 2017 Jan 6.
  59. Coffey M, Espin S, Hahmann T, Clairman H, Lo L, Friedman JN, Matlow A. Parent Preferences for Medical Error Disclosure: A Qualitative Study. Hosp Pediatr. 2017 Jan;7(1):24-30.
  60. Tran K, Bell C, Stall N, Tomlinson G, McGeer A, Morris A, Gardam M, Abrams HB. The Effect of Hospital Isolation Precautions on Patient Outcomes and Cost of Care: A Multi-Site, Retrospective, Propensity Score-Matched Cohort Study. J Gen Intern Med. 2017 Mar;32(3):262-268.
  61. Alam A, Matelski JJ, Goldberg HR, Liu JJ, Klemensberg J, Bell CM. The Characteristics of International Medical Graduates Who Have Been Disciplined by Professional Regulatory Colleges in Canada: A Retrospective Cohort Study. Acad Med. 2017 Feb;92(2):244-249.
  62. Liu JJ, Bell CM. Disciplined doctors: learning from the pain of the past. BMJ Qual Saf. 2017 Mar;26(3):174-176.
  63. Redelmeier DA, Etchells EE. Unwanted patients and unwanted diagnostic errors. BMJ Qual Saf. 2017 Jan;26(1):1-3.